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Canessa, Andrew (2000) Contesting Hybridity: Evangelistas and Kataristas in Highland Bolivia. Journal of Latin American Studies, 32 (1). pp. 115-144. ISSN 0022-216X

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    Two of the most striking aspects of social change in recent decades in Latin America have been the rise of indigenist movements and the spread of evangelical Protestantism. To date they have been analysed separately, but this article shows that a comparison of the two in the context of Bolici can prove highly productive. Although in many respects "evangelismo" and "katarismo" are diametrically opposed, there are some striking similarities. They draw their adherents from the same social base, undermine the notion of homogenous nation-state and alis clearly reject the position of cultural "mestizaje" at the root of Bolivian state idelogy. Thus, at a time when "hybridised" cultural forms are supposed to be becoming more common in Latin America and around the world, these two social movements explicitly contest hybridty.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Social studies > Anthropology > Social and Cultural Anthropology
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Dr Andrew Canessa
    Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2011 18:00
    Last Modified: 01 Sep 2011 18:00
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/468

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